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Bushfire Management Plans

RANGES Environmental Consulting has the necessary experience in Bushfire Mitigation for Planning and Building to satisfy requirements of the Bushfire Management Overlay and AS-3959.


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Bushfire Risk Assessments and Plans

Proposed Buildings and Subdivisions within a BMO needs to comply with 4 key objectives; Construction (in accordance with AS 3959), Defendable Space, Emergency Access and Water

The Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) construction Standard for a building  is informed by our site hazard assessment detailed in a report including:

  • Vegetation types beyond the site, fuel loads, gradient and predicted rate of spread

  • The likelihood of impact from ember attack, radiant heat and direct flame contact

  • Bushfire mitigation that can be undertaken on the site

  • Emergency access and water supply

Our staff have a proven track record of problem solving where the BMO imposes development constraints and we will always work towards solutions that provide the best opportunity for attaining a planning permit that is responsive to appropriate siting, construction standards and hazard prevention

We regularly consult with members of the CFA, who are the key referral authority for all applications under the BMO.

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Application Requirements

Development applications within a Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) requires assessments in line with Bushfire Planning (Clause 53.02) including:

  • A bushfire hazard site assessment including a plan that describes the bushfire hazard within 150 metres of the proposed development,

  • A bushfire hazard landscape assessment including a plan that describes the bushfire hazard of the general locality more than 150 metres from the site and,

  • A bushfire management statement describing how the proposed development responds to the requirements of the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO).

Burn Management Plans

Ranges Environmental Consulting have assisted public land managers in the implementation of Planned Burns by:

  • Undertaking Assessments of Fuel Loads and Ecological Condition

  • Identifying the relevant EVD and Fire Tolerance Intervals

  • Undertaking Flora Surveys including significant species to determine potential impacts or benefits of a burn regime

  • Identify significant weed infestations and their predicted responses post-burn

  • Identity site specific measures including fire breaks, control lines and machinery access

  • Consult with CFA and Land managers and assist with decision-making around planning, implementation and management of the proposed burn

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